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UNLV basketball: Rebels suspend Daquan Cook for 13 games following DUI arrest

The Rebels basketball season has already taken a hit even before the season began with the suspension of Daquan Cook

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UNLV has come down appropriately hard on one of its players for the upcoming season as head coach Dave Rice suspended Daquan Cook for half of the regular season following a DUI arrest on Sunday.

"Daquan Cook has been suspended for at least the non-conference portion of the 2015-16 season, which equates to the first 13 games," UNLV said in a release.

His status will be re-evaluated once the end of December rolls around. If Cook is able to return after sitting those 13 games that puts his return to the court on December 30 in the conference opener against Fresno State.

"Daquan made a mistake and takes responsibility for it," UNLV coach Dave Rice said via official statement. "He understands at UNLV there are consequences. We are disappointed in his actions, but we are committed to giving him the support he needs to have the opportunity to move forward and learn from this."

Cook played in 28 games two years ago and played just under nine minutes per game and averaged 1.8 points; he missed all of last season with a knee injury.